Britain’s Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply engines to power 23 Airbus aircraft ordered by U.S. leasing company CIT Aerospace, it said May 22.
Boeing’s defense division expects to continue growing its research and development spending and operating margins in coming years, regardless of what happens with top line revenues.
Delta Air Lines wants the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop helping state-owned foreign airlines buy wide-body jets from Boeing, and would be willing to forgo such support for its own purchases if all such subsidies were eliminated, its chief executive said May 22.
Lawmakers want the Air Force to keep flying the unmanned RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 for another three years, despite the service’s contention that the manned U-2 is better suited for intelligence gathering.
A key House panel rejected the idea that budget cuts must mean pain for service members, retirees and their families.
President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorist suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several U.S. government sources said May 20.
The U.S. Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said May 20.
The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on May 22 directed the Pentagon to seek new healthcare management software that would better integrate military health care records with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
High-tech weapons may be screaming through the skies at five times the speed of sound by the middle of the next decade, U.S. military officials say.
The Solar Impulse solar-powered plane has set off on the second leg of its trans-American journey. It took off at 4:47, a.m., May 22 from Phoenix, Ariz., bound for Dallas, Texas.
An “augmented reality” flight helmet for Britain’s new F-35 fighter allowing the pilot to see 360 degrees has “significant technical deficiencies” which have forced designers back to the drawing board.
The Washington Times
The latest report by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office documents the dysfunctional consequences of social experiments with human sexuality in our military over many years. What’s worse, the department’s plans will extend problems of sexual assault and misconduct into the combat arms.